|Armor||Front 0 / Side 0 / Rear 0 / Top 0|
|Type||Marines, Airborne, Mechanized, Motorized|
|Assault Rifle||AUG Para (5.56mm)|
|LAW||M3 Carl Gustav (84mm)|
|SAW||M60E3 "Shorty" (7.62mm)|
Special Air Service Regiment is the special operation force of the Australian Army. Formed in 1957 Special Air Service Regiment was based off of the British Army's SAS and draws on the experiences of Australian Services Reconnaissance Department, independent companies, Coastwatchers and M and Z Special Units during World War II.
The 1st Special Air Service Company was established on 25 July 1957 at Swanbourne. Then in 1960 the company became part of the Royal Australian Regiment (RAR) and was given the responsibility for commando and special forces operations and the regiment's primary wartime role was divisional-level reconnaissance.On 20 August 1964, the SAS gained regimental status and was expanded to two sabre squadrons and a headquarters, severing the link with the RAR.
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